yoyoyo wrote:Sandman, there were many, many bars closed. There has been no compensation, nor will there be. I don't know why you would think there would be. Most of these bars were small local pubs where people had built their business over years. The whole bar business in Taichung has been hurting for the two years we have been in this recession, and so, most of the small owners have already used up what savings they had. The Refuge, being out in the countryside has escaped scrutiny as have any place not in the city proper. The Refuge, emerge in Donghai, and Sound on Henan road are the only places to see bands at this time as 89l has been closed due to unapproved changes made to the building after construction.
The refuge is very safe from fire. It is an outside club.